Paint colors are a great way to improve the look of your home, but it can be really difficult to find what you want. Choosing exterior paint colors is just as difficult, maybe even more so. Exterior paint colors are hard to nail down because you are covering such a large area of space and its serves as the main platform for your home’s first impression. So when you are getting ready to put your house on the market, you need to make sure you’re increasing resale value by choosing the right exterior paint color.
You may be drawn to bold or bright exterior house colors, but the majority of buyers shy away from these. So when choosing the right color to paint your home for resale, you have to consider what will appeal to most people looking at your Santa Maria, CA home. As you may have guessed, neutrals and traditional colors are going to appeal to the masses.
Here are a few good color choices in the neutral and traditional families:
White or Off-White
White or off-white paint exterior paint looks good any almost any home style and in almost any landscape. People are really drawn to classic white homes and they always make a good first impression. Using darker colors for the shutters and trim and your home will add contrast and appeal as well.
Putty or Warm Taupe
Not straying too far from white and off-white, putty colors and taupes are other popular choices for your exterior when prepping your home to sell. They blend in well with natural surroundings, creating a warm and inviting environment.
Dark or Light Gray
Gray is another neutral that people really love on the exterior of homes. Painting your home’s exterior dark gray allows you to use lighter colors on the trim. Light gray also opens up the possibility of light or dark trim and shutters.
Blue-grays are beautiful and are reminiscent of water. If you are longing for a richer color than the neutrals listed above, then blue-gray is your answer. Even if your home is not on the coast, blue-gray is a safe but rich and beautiful choice for your home. Pair it with white trim and your home will evoke the cottage feel that many buyers are searching for.
Finally, we have moved on from the neutrals! Yellow may be a surprising choice to paint your home for resale, but the right shade of yellow creates a welcoming, cheerful exterior. Be careful not to choose a yellow that is too bright. A soft, light yellow will draw buyers in and highlight landscaping and curb appeal. Stick with white trim for a classic look.
Whether your home is going on the market soon or you’re just ready for a new exterior paint color that will add curb appeal, any of the colors above can improve your home’s value. New Life Painting’s professional painters can tackle any exterior painting job. Contact us today to get started on your next project.